In a new series with all the magic of a PowerPoint presentation, Terry Brooks' Armageddon's Children focuses on the here and now or at least the nearby and soon. Dark days have come to what used to be the U.S. Surviving humans cower in armed compounds or scrabble across a poisoned landscape scavenging for bottled water and packaged snacks, while mutants Lizards, Croaks, Spiders, Moles, and worse scavenge for the scavengers. Against this backdrop, a few brave elves, faeries, knights, and plucky street urchins set out to rescue humanity as well as a very important tree. If only they did it with a little more style and depth.